It is rumored that a folding iPhone is being prototyped within Apple, and that it is testing the addition of in-screen Touch ID to the iPhone 13 (provisional).
According to Bloomberg reports, Apple has begun initial work on the iPhone, which has a folding screen. Although it is aimed at competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, it is said that it is still unknown whether it will see the light of day.
Apple is working on testing folding devices, but it’s not beyond the display mechanics, and it looks like a complete prototype hasn’t been completed yet.
And it is said that what to do with the screen size is being discussed internally, and it is being considered in the range of 6 to 8 inches, including the one that will be 6.7 inches, which is the same as the iPhone 12 Pro Max at the time of deployment. It is said that there is an “almost invisible hinge” behind these prototypes, and it is presumed that the folding mechanism is designed so as not to spoil the design.
Apple’s focus on the durability of the folding iPhone is also from Taiwanese supply chain sources.Was being told..There are two types of prototypes, one is a clamshell type that can be folded up and down like the Galaxy Z Flip, and the other is a “dual screen that does not seem to be a folding model”, that isThe two panels were hinged togetherA product image like the Surface Duo was suggested.
Bloomberg also reports that it is testing in-screen Touch ID on the 2021 flagship iPhone 13 (tentative) series. It is an addition rather than a replacement for the previous Face ID, and if realized, three authentication methods will be implemented together with the passcode.
In this article, Qualcomm recently announced2nd generation ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensorIt also mentions the possibility of adoption.OnceIt is rumored that the iPhone 12 series will also be equipped with Qualcomm’s in-screen fingerprint sensor (1st generation)In the end, there is a history that did not happen.
Bloomberg also said that Apple is considering abolishing the external charging port on future iPhones,New iPad Pro with mini LED display and faster processor、Thin and light iPad with the same design as the 2019 model iPad Air (unmarked)I have reconfirmed the rumors.
And the lost item tracking tag AirTags (provisional) is also scheduled to be released later this year, and it is reported that multiple accessories such as leather key chains are also planned. There are likely to be a bunch of new products, but the iPhone 13 with Touch ID, which makes it easier to unlock even with a mask, may be the most talked about (if realized).